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What did you do on 1st day of ownership ?

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My delivery date has been confirmed by dealer for Wednesday ! Whoooooo?

my question what did you do when your car was collected or delivered? 

I am hoping for good weather hopefully no snow ? 

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smiled lots.  i mean really lots...

 

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Drove to Norwich for a weekend away - via Hethel of course for the customary photograph.

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 I ha d to drive back from Bristol to Wakefield.  Then doing the 1000 miles as quicklyas possible although it's booked in for ceramic coat and ppf 4 days after collection which will hold me up 

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Tucked the car away in the garage after only 35km because the weather was so wet and Pilot Sport Cup 2s don‘t like wet. :(

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The Hethel looks like a nice gesture and I do have some tenuous work connection to the Chapman estate which is next door and I have passed it numerous times.

its a shame weather not looking great possible snow mid week but also dry sunny spells hopefully by the car arrives ?

I don’t get a lot of time before night time.

looking forward to picking my young daughter from school , it’s only got 70 kids so I suspect most will be wondering what’s pulled up? 

My oldest son gutted I can’t insure him as cost was mega and whilst he is good driver there’s a good chance he race his best mate in his Evo 7 so not worth the risk !

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I went for a short drive in my neighborhood looking for red lights as soon as the car was warm...

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Going back home with a giant smile on my face :lol:

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Four and a half hour drive home from Leeds, much more comfy than the same drive up in the Exige. Looking forward to some European trips in the Evora.

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58 minutes ago, PAR said:

I went for a short drive in my neighborhood looking for the red light district as soon as the car was warm...

edited for accuracy!:P

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I learnt a very hard and expensive lesson about how long and low the front end of an Esprit is, damaged front splitter and cracked the lower valance on a curb in a service station on the way home. 

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Horror stories apart !

just hoping to get used to this car , the first real sports car I have owned or likely to own !

hoping the delivery will be early in the day so I can have some quality time to familiarise myself with the car ! 

I guess shell optimax is required although I read somewhere or watched 5th gear saying the effects were minor in the long run ? 

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Just use normal petrol from a decent garage, you don't need Super as it's not forced induction. Avoid supermarkets if you can. 

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I always use shell  been collecting the points for last 16 years lol 

Thanks

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1 hour ago, Cdm2018 said:

 

I guess shell optimax is required although I read somewhere or watched 5th gear saying the effects were minor in the long run ? 

My N/A actually ran better on 95 and it didn’t start or stop as crisply when I was running it on v power. 

In answer to the firstvquestion, Evora 1 was driven home from Cheshire, started snowing in Birmingham, so the last 120 miles were fun. The 400 we stopped for photos and a cup of tea and bit of cake sitting bybthe Thames at Runnymede in bright sunshine. Talk about opposites. 

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Nice to know experiences of folk means your not wasting money on misleading advertising . 

One of the many reasons for choosing the Evora was some sensible MPG figures when not driven hard.

shame I am not going to get a long run in the car but that will come in time I suppose ? 

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Cheers Bravo

a couple of owners within a 12 mile radius so not entirely alone in a manner of speaking ?

a few have not logged or active for a time so maybe there’s a few more in reality ? 

 

 

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Bought in Devon when living in Kent.  Wonderful drive home - grinning madly - finally in my own dream car !  Fran had a go for about 30 miles and drove surprisingly fast - said she enjoyed it, but hasn't driven it again in 28 years!

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Wow ! 28 years oh my ! 

Hope my partner doesn’t feel that intimidated not to drive it ? I hope she doesn’t crash the gear box so maybe then it’s best she doesn’t drive it lol ? 

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After collecting my Evora the first thing I did was fit a dashcam (paranoid as my old Elise was nearly written off when somebody reversed into me in a petrol station!). Then I drove home thinking "Wow! This is fast!" and was worried about getting speeding tickets as I couldn't read the speedometer as well as the Stack on the old Elise. It wasn't until I got home and read the manual that I even realised that it also had a digital speed display that was hiding behind the steering wheel rim!

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I was thinking very carefully about a dash cam even at to consider a black box as my insurance quotes were lower from the high amount I am paying?

today I was talking to my sons friend an electrician who going to install cctv outside of house as car will be on driveway as converted the tiny modern house garage into a office.

feeling a little worried about village youth going past the car although there’s a brand new mustang across the road, an M4 around concerned a couple of hot hatches on the same side of the road.

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